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Simple Scallops with a Dipping Sauce

I made this last night as a stater, to go with a marinated fish recipe, as the main course. (I will post that one probably tomorrow.) It was a lovely recipe very simple to make, I did wonder how the dipping sauce would work with that much fish sauce in it, as I find fish sauce can be very overpowering, well it didn’t overpower, it was wonderful. It really complimented the scallops, if you would like to read reviews or look at the wonderful photographs of this dish please click here.



olive oil flavored cooking spray
12 Scallops
2 Tablespoons cilantro leaves, for garnish (leaves only)
1 Teaspoon sesame seeds

Dipping Sauce

2 Tablespoons fish sauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Teaspoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 Teaspoons red onions, finely diced
2 Teaspoons cucumbers, finely diced
2 Teaspoons carrots, finely diced
1 Teaspoon jalapeno peppers, fresh and finely diced (optional)


1. Combine all ingredients for dipping sauce in a small mixing bowl and mix until sugar has dissolved. Set aside.

2. Spray cooking oil in pan, heat pan on a medium heat then cook the scallops on both sides for about 4 minutes each side or until lightly brown.

3. Add cooked scalloped on individual tooth picks then garnish with cilantro leaves and sesame seeds.

4. Serve with dipping sauce.

Serves 4 as a starter (3 scallops per person.)

All photo’s taken by me unless otherwise stated.